Today we introduce you to a familiar bird: the White-faced Heron (Egretta noveahollandiae). This elegant wader is a skilled hunter and is the wonderful subject for our #49 Bird Photography Challenge.
A resident of brackish coastal lagoons, the Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) is a beautiful species of duck we often see in the wetlands and at the Gippsland Lakes. This protected species under the National Parks and Wildlife Act is the subject of our #48 Bird Photography Challenge.
Related to coots and moorhens, the Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphirio) is an unmistakable waterbird. Although quite common, it is resplendent in its purple and red colours and is the dazzling subject of our #21 Bird Photography Challenge.